On Sunday Ban Ki-moon paid his respects to victims of the terrorist attack in Paris last month. The UN chief laid flowers outside the Bataclan Theatre, where 89 people were killed by terrorists.
The attacks on 13 November left 130 people dead and more than 360 wounded.
With bowed head, Secretary-General laid a bouquet of flowers in front of the concert hall. Tens of bystanders applauded the gesture with chants of “Merci, merci, Monsieur Ban Ki-moon”.
Afterwards, accompanied by the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, the Secretary-General visited the nearby café “A La Bonne Biere”, where three people were killed. Drinking coffee with city officials and community leaders, Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations stood in solidarity with Paris and all victims of terrorism across the world.
Outside, moved by his presence, a group of Parisians thanked the Secretary-General for his ‘heartwarming visit’.